Friday, 20 April 2018

Rug Hooked Hot Pads

It's been a nasty April - cold, snow, freezing rain, ice .... and of course, a power outage.  How grateful I am that I was able to fill my days working on several new pieces for the upcoming market season.   Thankfully the sun is now shining, and warmer weather is promised over the next few days.  I'm sure everyone's spirits will soon be lifted.  In the meantime,  here is a small selection of hooked hot pads in various sizes and designs that kept me busy during the drearier days.

Sunflower  on blue
Measures 8 1/2" x 6"
$40

Hit or Miss in warm earth tones
Measures 8 1/2" X 7 1/2"
$42.00

Cheery Red Flower on brown
Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"
$40


Hit or Miss in blues with cheery pops of coral
Measures 7 1/2" 7 1/2"
$40

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Rug Hooked Chair Pad

The graceful cone flower is one of my favorite flowers to hook.  Here the design is hooked in warm tones against a flecked navy blue background.  Simple and elegant.

Measures 11" x 11 1/2"
$65

Rug Hooked Hot Pads

Fun,  functional, and durable, these hooked hot pads protect the table while adding a dash of colour to the decor:

This piece is extra large - perfect for a hot platter or large casserole dish
Measures 9" x 9 1/4"
$55

Measures 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
$40

Measures 6 1/2" x 7"
$38

Friday, 16 March 2018

Rug Hooked Chair Pads

A new series of rug hooked chair pads - hot off the hoop!  In the tradition of rug hookers of long ago, I use only recycled materials.  As mentioned in a previous post, I've recently been using up some recycled burlap coffee bags which, unlike finer "hairless" burlap, leave visible fine burlap fibres.  With use and wear, these little fibres will eventually felt themselves in to the wool.   Each chair pad measures approx. 11 - 11 1/2"; $65 each.








Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Textile Collages

When I'm not rug hooking, I absolutely love to stir up my creative juices by working on textile collages. Unlike hooking, where I'm following a pre-determined pattern, the collages demand that I completely loosen up and go with my instincts about the composition of a piece from start to finish.


Measures 12" x 16"
$60


Measures 12" x 16"
$100


Measures 8" x 10"
$60

New Rug Hooked Pieces

I've had a very productive winter.  Although the weather has been snowy and blustery, my upstairs loft is a joy to work in.  On sunny days, the light streams in on my work table; on dreary days I can still enjoy the beautiful and serene view of the lovely fields that stretch before me.  So, here are a few of the pieces I have finished over the past several months:

Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Flowers and Homestead

Measures 28 1/2" x 11"
$180


Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Classic Hit or Miss with navy background

Measures 29" x 12"
$180



Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner:  Outstanding in their Field!

This piece is much longer than most I've done and would be ideal on a long bench or harvest table.


Measures 37" x  9 1/2"
$220



Hooked Chair Pad


Measures 11" in diameter
$65


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner

I was visiting friends on Christmas morning and was so pleased to see, on display on the breakfast table, this whimsical hooked runner I made a few years ago.




I love the idea that flowers can grow larger than houses, and was inspired to do another runner (or bench pad!) with a similar theme.
Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Table Runner
Measures 11" x 28 1/2"
$180

Textile Collages


I have long been drawn to the art of slow stitching - mindful, organic, hand stitching. It can come in many forms such as quilting, textile collages, and even mending.  Over the years, I collected beautiful bits of fabric, lace, antique handkerchiefs, and ribbon, determined that one day I would focus on this contemplative art form.  So, last year, when a broken arm kept me from pursuing other, more strenuous projects, I dug into my collection of beautiful old textiles.  Over the six weeks of healing, I let the colours and textures speak to me as I worked them into a collection of lovely fabric collages. Although the collages were created some time ago, I used the quiet (and very cold) time after this year's holidays to finally display them properly.  Wooden artist palets, painted white, were turned into shadow boxes; textiles were mounted on foamcore to create a three dimensional effect.  I love the way they turned out!



8" x 10"
$60

8" x 10"
$60

SOLD

12" x 16"
$100

12" x 16"
$100






Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rug hooked chair pads.

A series of rug hooked chair pads .... hot off the hoop! In the tradition of rug hookers of long ago, I use only recycled materials. Recently, I've been using recycled burlap coffee bags which, unlike the finer "hairless" burlap, will leave visible fine burlap fibres. With use and wear, these little fibres should eventually work their way into the fabric.

Each chair pad measures approximately 11 1/2" in diameter; $65 each.  ALL SOLD





Sunday, 15 October 2017

Rug Hooked Bench Pad/Runner

Another in my recent series of "hit or miss" rug hooked bench pads, the rich browns and vibrant autumn colours of this piece would be sure to add a touch of warmth to any space.
Hooked with recycled wool on burlap, this piece measures 27 1/2" x 11".
$180